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Mari Evans

Mari Evans was an African-American poet, writer, and dramatist associated with the Black Arts Movement. Evans received grants and awards including a lifetime achievement award from the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. Her poetry is known for its lyrical simplicity and the directness of its themes. She also wrote nonfiction and edited Black Women Writers: A Critical Evaluation, an important and timely critical anthology devoted to the work of fifteen... Read More

BornJuly 16, 1923
Toledo, Ohio
DiedMarch 10, 2017 (aged 97)
Indianapolis, Indiana
OccupationWriter, poet, teacher
MovementBlack Arts Movement
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